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Bollywood Veteran Sulochana Latkar dies at 94

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actress Madhuri Dixit have paid tribute to the actress who is affectionately known as one of the industry’s favorite ‘moms’ for outstanding contributions to cinema.



Bollywood Veteran Sulochana Latkar dies at 94
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New Dehli: Renowned Bollywood actress Sulochana Latkar, affectionately known as one of the industry's favorite 'moms,' sadly passed away at the age of 94.

With a career spanning over 200 Hindi and Marathi films, Sulochana was a celebrated talent in the Indian film industry.

She was honored with the prestigious Padma Shri award for her outstanding contributions to cinema.

Sulochana's daughter, Kanchan Ghanekar, confirmed her demise, stating that she had been facing health issues related to her age and experienced difficulties in breathing. She peacefully departed at 6 pm, leaving behind cherished memories and a profound legacy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences, acknowledging the significant void left by Sulochana's departure in the world of Indian cinema. He praised her unforgettable performances, which enriched the country's cultural heritage and won the hearts of audiences across generations.

Actress Madhuri Dixit also paid tribute, highlighting Sulochana's grace and talent, and mentioning her favorite film of the late actress, "Sangate Aika." Dixit lamented the loss and expressed gratitude for Sulochana's remarkable contributions to Indian cinema.

Throughout her career, Sulochana portrayed the iconic motherly roles of leading actors such as Manoj Kumar, Dev Anand, and Mehmood.

In 2015, on her 86th birthday, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan visited her and shared warm wishes, reminiscing about their collaborations in films like "Faraar," "Roti Kapda aur Makaan," and "Yaarana." Sulochana's gentle and endearing on-screen presence touched the hearts of countless viewers.

The film industry mourns the loss of Sulochana Latkar, a talented artist whose impact will forever be remembered and cherished.